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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Page 10 New Texas Thursday August Cowboys Sherrard out for year THOUSAND AP Mike Sherrards fractured right leg not only has piit the gifted Dallas Cowboys wide receiver out for the but forced Coach Tom Landry to rethink his entire passing The Cowboys had planned to go deep to the fleet Sherrard this year after the 1986 first round draft choice from UCLA averaged 18 yards per catch last Wed built our deep passing attack around Landry Sherrard went down during a pass scrim mage against the San Diego Chargers on He tripped over cornerback Carl Brazley and when Sherrard fell his left leg crossed over his right causing the I did it to Sherrard said as he was being loaded into an ambulance for the ride to a It was just a freaky The Cowboys are coming off a 79 including a 17 Landry said Well have to build our pass ing game around somebody else now but you really cant afford to lose your top We have players who can play so so meone else will have to take Landry wasnt certain who would take Slierrards The wide receiver position has been plagued by Newly acquired wide receiver Rod Barksdale pulled a hamstring muscle in he scrimmage against the On Ray Alexander broke his arm and last week rookie wide receiver Everett Gay severely sprained an Club President Tex Schramm said It was Well have to passing game build our around somebody else now but you really cant afford to lose your top We have players who can play so so meone else will have to take Dallas Coach Tom Landry a very sad thing to I doubt he Sherrard has a chance to play this Were not concerned about this Were concerned about his Its a tremendous He was one of the cornerstones of our offseason Everything was built around You hate to see it For it to happen is a Of all Slierrards 41 pass receptions for 744 yards last year was the best performance by a Dallas rookie receiver since Bob Hayes caught 46 passes in A walkon at Sherrard was the schools alltime leading Mike svas going to be a big part of our of fense this said tight end Doug Its a little I really feel sorry for He had worked so The whole thing about our team this year was to keep Now it looks like our whole passing game will have to be Retired Dallas wide receiver Drew Pear who watched the incident from the said its I had told him Sherrard earlier this week that If he avoid ed Injury he was going to have an AllPro This leaves a big void on the Pearson added Dallas really doesnt have another deep Barksdale has great speed but he has a long waysto I dont see him helping by opening The Cowboys obtained Barksdale Monday from the LosAngeles Raiders In a trade for cornerback Ron Sherrard was second In fan voting last year for the NFL rookie of the He caught five touchdown At least we lost Mike early so we will have time to make a Cosbie Emotionally this really hurts the team because we know what he can Its that time again Nicklaus feels repeater may win Championship New Braunfels High School trainer Dean Laird adjusts a new helmet for a Unicorn football Equipment was passed out at Smithson Valley and New Braunfels high schools on marking the beginning of another football With twoaday practices the race for the District 13 4A title will officially get under way in four with the start ol the season on 4 tPhoto by Detyi PALM BEACH AP Jack Nicklaus says that no one has claimed more than one title in the last 18 major championships because there are so many good players on the PGA Its obvious that nobody has come forward and Nicklaus said Wednesday on the eve of the 59th PlIA 1 bet we have a repeat this he Nicklaus said that Spains Seve Ballesteros and Australias Greg Norman have had more opportunities than other players to break the string begun by Larry Nelsons Open victory In my opinion theyre the two best players Nicklaus said ol Norman and Ballesteros But hes not sure either of the two foreign stars ranks as a favorite this week I dont know if Seve can back himself up on this course enough or Nicklaus 1 dont know whether Gret can either Its not a golf course that favors the guy who can hit long It lavors one who can keep the ball in The championship will be contested on the National Golf Club course where the rough is ex tremely If you get in the rough inside the you might as well aKe a halfstroke Nicklaus said The only option is to knock it out on the he said The greens also will be ditficull because of a pythium blight a tin I tungus that hit about a month ago Nicklaus wlui resides in south said even with the fungus the greens are probably a lot better than most in south Florida at this time of the Nicklaus was asked who he and after saying he hadnt though about Whos playing 1 le started reeling off the names of such straight hitters as Tom British Open champion Nick Faldo and PGA Tour money leader Paul He then mentioned Hale Irwin after being advised that Irwin wasnt Nicklaus He was my Hoping to avoid problems with the afternoon thunder showers that normally spring up In south Florida in PGA officials scheduled threesomes to start on the first and 10th tees for the first two The first threesomes in the field of 150 faced a CDT starting Among the more interesting groupings were those that had Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson in one and the winners of the seasons three earlier majors in another Masters champion Larry Open win ner Scott Simpson and the British Open If Nicklaus prediction that one of the last 18 major win ners would win this his list of favorites would also have to include Ballesteros and Wat but not Scotlands Sandy who won in Britain two years Lyle isnt in the The other players svith major titles in the last V years are Ben West Germanys Bernhard Fuzzy Andy Ray Hal Sut Lee Hubert Green and defending PGA win ner Houston completes sweep of Giants isportsworid By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOUSTON Houston and San Francisco combined for hits ami 1 runs over 11 but in the end it was a controversial call that sent the Astros on their way to a over the Giants and a threegame series With the Giants leading Wednesday Houstons Billy Hatcher hit a twoout single to Billy Doran then moved him to se cond with a single up the middle After a double steal and a walk to catcher Alan Kevin Bass hit a line drive single that right fielder Chili Davis appeared to catch tor the gamewinning out But first base um pire Dutch Rennert immediately gave the safe sign to Hatcher and tying the game Of all fans and the two ball hes the closest to the play and he missed But this is a battling club and we arent going to said Giants manager Roger Cram who immediately questioned Ken nert on the call Pinch hitter Denny Walling drove in the winning run in the bottom ol Twelve of the first 21 Giants reach ed but three Houston double plays and an aborted steal attempt by Bob Brenly in Die second held the Giants to only five Houstons relief pitchers spaced six hits over the last six shut ting out the Giants the rest of the six Astros batters had multihit gains to lead the com The win was the fourth straight for the Astros and the fourth consecutive loss for the Giants who face division leading 585u on Friday at Candlestick Park in San Fran Ranger Red Sox 8 Just about the time the knockout count over the Texas Rangers is the fledgling team climbs off the canvas and delivers a haymaker of its Trailing by five runs going into the final three innings Wednesday night the Rangers scored the last six runs of the game and beat Boston I think they expected us to said Hangers left fielder Bob who drove in the winner with a bases loaded single in the bottom of the nimn But nt s not Weve all American League The Associated Pi ess East Division VV L Pet GB iW Ml UN H ill IUMlaiiil M West Division W L Pet GB OaUaiiil i aliloniiii Kansas its Texas Wednesdays Ganifr sri i alilonna i ii N I Klinil i i I I i s Games I 4 ii irk i uiuina n Uuklauil Sieu U Viola ii Calilunuu 1iasci n who usualls mis against leithanded got rare start against a nglii hanU when Pete Incaviglia came finwn with a touch of the tu hcimc Mir It turned out to be a break toi iht Rangers because Brower had a hand in all three scoring rallies in the last three mmngs Expos Cardinals 1 escaped a bases loaded jam in the 11th inning and Andres Galarragas home run in the lith pro vided a victory over SI Louis It was a very important win tor us because we took two out of three in a big Galarraga said Galar who had four tied the game in the ninth with third single allci two outs Phillies 3 Gars Carter hit a pair ol solo homers and tworun double and ryl Strawberry bit a thue im York liMl SI VUiUl I he a three National League The ASSI necJ iss East D V I Pet GB vv u ict GB 1 Vlaiia j I IM uaiiitsweep arid sent the Phillies to their tilth in low Reds Dodgers 3 Bai rs I ai km s tworun single cap ped a loin run sixth inning as Cincin nati again beat Fernando Yalenzuela and Los Angeles Dave Ioiuepcion and Dave Collins hit run scoi ing inlield singles to break 22 tie in the sixth against Valenmela J Padres Braves 3 Rich Gossage moved into a lie for second place on the alltime save list and Stan Jeffersons threerun homer capped a fiverun second inning as San Diego won at Garry Templeton and pitcher Jim my Jones hit RBI singles betore Jef ferson connected tor his lourth home run Pirates Cubs 0 Brian risher pitched a sixhitter for his second shutout this season against Mike It I gh K out five and Yankees Indians 2 Brad despite giving up four walks and seven hits in six inn ings in his second major league didnt allow a run as he won his first game and New York avoided a series sweep by Cleveland Mike Pagliarulo led the Yankees with two homers oft Phil but tie said neither came oil the veterans tabled kinickleball Blue Jays White Sox 2 Toronto kept pace with the to a ninthinning rai ls agamM climaxed by Kr nic two run double with two Key svas the svinner with eight innings of eighthit pit and Tom Henke pitched the ninth loi his save Angels Twins 1 California tightened the West race when John Candelana held Min nesota to tsso hits and no walks in six innings Candelana svho spent W days on the disabled list alter tsvo arrests for diunken was making his Mrs start since June iti He faced the minimum number ot batters thanks to two double plays Athletics Mariners 1 Oakland took a slim hold of first place as Jose Rijo and Gene Nelson combined on a fivehitter and Jose Canseco hit his 2Hrd called up from Tacoma of the Pacific Coast League just before the game to replace the injured Joa quin allowed five hits in 5 2 3 innings Nelson pitched hitless ball over the final U 1n innings to pick up ins second save Tigers Royals 2 Pat Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell homered and Walt Terrell improved his record at Tiger Stadium to 277 svith his fifth com plete game as Detroit handed Bret Saberhagenjhis fourth straight Brewers Orioles 1 Milwaukee beat Baltimore for the eighth consecutive time this season as Sieve Kieter hit his second homer ai us iiiau nights and Ted Higuera pitched a sixhitter and struck out Niekro suspended for 10game period YORK i APi Minnesota Twins pitcher Joe Niekro maintains he is but says he may not appeal his 10day suspension forscuf ting baseballs because of other fac tors American League President Dr Bobby Brown suspended Niekro on Wednesday On Monday Niekro was ejected from a game against California after umpires discovered he had an emery board and sandpaper in his back pocket The umpiring crew sent five allegedly scuffed balls from the game to the league office for ex amination dont have to scufl a knuckleball and 1 threw mainly said The league said had inform ed it through the Tsvins that he would appeal the which svould be held in abeyance pending a hear ing yet to be scheduled But after Californias 61 victory over Min nesota on Niekro said he may not follow through svith an ap peal if a hearing date might serve to jeopardize his playoff eligibility Niekro said that if a hearing were scheduled for late August and his suspension he might be off the roster on If Im not on the roster 1 may not be eligible for the Niekro Well just have to wait and see Niekro has gone 58 with a earned run average for the who are in a virtual tie with Oakland for the American League West He said he would talk today to Twins executive vice president Andy Mac Ill know the answers to those Score board iquestions after talking to Mac Niekro Niekro said he uses sandpaper and as do most to manicure his Howes return to Majors stalled by Ueberroth NEW YORK lAP The proposed return to the major leagues of pitcher Steve whose career was jeopardized by drug apparently is stalled over a difference of opinion between the Texas Rangers and baseball Commissioner Peter Ueber roth on the timing of such a The according to publish ed reports is that the Rangers believe the lefthanded relief pitcher is ready to return to the But the commissioners office did not clear the return during a meeting Wednesdsay with Rangers There is an obvious disagreement between the Rangers and the com missioners office regarding Steve club president Mike Stone told the Dallas Times Herald on his return Wednesday night to Texas 1 dont want to get into but it doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out what it Rangers General Manager Tom Grieve said the team doesnt need permission to bring Howe up from Us AAA American Association club at Oklahoma We dont need Ueberroths ap proval Grieve told heFort Worth But we dont want to do anything to upset major league Steve Howe has done everything and more off the field and on the field to prove hes a good baseball player and a firstclass Ueberroth met with Stone and Rangers owner Eddie On the air THURSDAY Hum Joll PGA first ESPN i p Golf PGA first ESPN i5 Baseball San Diegg at WTBS o Baseball Chicago Cubs at New York WON a Auto racing USAC Sprints from FBI DAY U Golf PGA se cond 3 GoJf PGA se cond Baseball Cbicigo Cybs at 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